By: Muhammad Muhammad
Niger state Sports family and stakeholders had been called upon to warmly welcome the arrival of the Unity Torch which signified the kick off of the 19th National Sports Festival scheduled to take place at Abuja.
Niger State Sports Director, Alhaji Baba Sheshi confirmed that the torch will arrive on the 9th of October 2018 at around 11:00am were it was arranged to move from Mobil Round About up to Government House by the Honourable Commissioner of Sports, Honourable Emmanuel Duza, which will be receive by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.
Alhaji Baba Sheshi stated that the Unity Torch will move around the 36 states of the federation as a participating contingents just like the Olympic torch, the state sports Director further explained that all necessary arrangement had been concluded for Niger state to receive the torch.
Niger State Director of Sports, Alhaji Baba Sheshi confirmed that already the federal Government had received and lit the Torch of Unity for the 19th National Sports Festival by the Vice President Professor Yemi Osibanjo who was supported by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, the Permanent Secretary Mr. Adesola Olusade as the torch is ready to tour the Six Geo-Political Zones of the Country.